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Penny Reynolds (Martin)
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bmpmnkc@comcast.net Raymore MO Retired Married 2 2 1 -- why change something so great? Worked in the legal field, first as a transcriber for a court reporter, and then for various law firms in the KC area. Best experiences were with the orchestra and band.

Worst experiences were with gym class and swimming -- hated both!
Are we really this old?  The years have flown by. We will celebrate our 48th wedding annniversary the weekend of the reunion.  We both retired in 1999, and my husband's "retirement" job has been to manage and fly a personal jet for an owner -- a generous man who lets me travel with them often.  We both have always loved to travel and hope to be in our 50th state before September, and we have been to Europe three times, as well as the Caribbean.  We have enjoyed four cruises, the last one taking our children and grandchildren.

Our son, Ted, is Division Fire Chief of Branson, MO, and he is a foster parent to Devin.  Our daughter, Debra, and her husband live in Grain Valley, so we are able to attend our grandchildren's sports games.  Josh is nine and Kelly is 8 years old -- and we really enjoyed having them on a cruise with us last Christmas week.

I still love to read voraciously, and we are active in our church.  I have volunteered for two first grade teachers for nine years -- the children are such fun!  We cherish many good friendships, however over the years I have not been in touch with any SW Indians.  I almost feel like this will be a reunion with strangers, so it will be an interesting experience. 

How did we ever survive without computers?

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Paul Richart
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pcrichart@cox.net omaha NE retired Married 3 5 2 In 1962 I moved to Omaha, Ne. and worked for Union Pacific Railroad. In 1969 I moved to Rapid City, So. Dakota. I worked for an Industrial Parts store. We worked mostly with Loggers. The Black Hills has lot of sawmills. Loggers are a different breed. In 1999 I moved back to Omaha, Nebraska. In 2010 I retired. God has been very good to me. All I can say is that it was some of the best times of my life. I have lots of good memories of SW High.
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Sue Roberts (Anderson)
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sueaanderson@comcast.net retired teacher sueaanderson@comcast.net Married 4 0 but 2 on the way 2 Combined teaching, raising children and teaching again. Life has been good. My all time worst memories are of Miss Thelma's typing classes A S D F space ; L K J I sometimes wake up in the night chanting the opening of her class each day. My best memories are fun times with my girlfriend Penny Grant Simon Messner.
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Rosemary Robertson (Schafer)
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rosemary_8019@msn.com Belton MO Retired Divorced 2 6 Graduated UMKC with a BA degree in Sociology/Psychology and worked as a counselor with the State of Missouri on an OEO program called Work Experience. This program helped individuals become employed and get off welfare. I worked with individuals to find their vocational and educational deficiencies. Then I developed a personalized program for them to help them be employable.

After having two daughters, I was a stay-at-home mom but worked evenings with home-based parties to help support the family and keep me in touch with the world. After divorce, I supported the family with secretarial skills retiring from Kansas City Power & Light Company in 2003.

I helped launch as well as do the scheduling and literature distribution for the Lineman Safety Program for children in the public schools; and did the scheduling and managing of the educational program by our company called "A Child's Eye View of Safety."

Since retiring, I have substitute taught in the Belton School System and taken care of my three youngest grandchildren (now ages 11, 8 and 5);

My life became more peaceful and with purpose when I gave my heart completely to the Lord Jesus Christ in June 1978. I started street witnessing for the Lord around 1982 starting in my then home base of Independence, Missouri. Our ministry moved to Kansas City, Missouri, and walked the area of Main Street, 41st to 31st, sharing the Word of God. We did this every Friday night for 5 years. With other ministries I have traveled to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, LA; Indy 500 in Indianapolis, IN; Chicago Ethnic Festival in Chicago, IL; Russia (Moscow, Chekov & St. Petersburg). This July I will go on a 1-week work and witness trip to Alaska to help with updating the Nazarene campgrounds.

I enjoy studying the Word of God (Bible), have led various Bible studies, and still enjoy picking around on the piano. I water skied for years, and I still love to ice skate when I have the opportunity, although I am sure I am more shaky than when I used to walk in my ice skates to Loose Park Lake to ice skate.

Through the years, I lived in Raytown, MO, South Bend, IN, Rolla, MO, Kansas City, MO, Independence, MO, and now Belton, MO, moving here to get closer geographically to my church - Kansas City First Church of the Nazarene at 119th and State Line Road. This is the first summer off I have had for 8 years. I will enjoy trips to see friends and family.
I loved music and sports in high school. Girls sports were not respected in that era, but a lot of us really enjoyed our participation in the various events. In college, I was the badmitten champion and attended a badmitten tournament in St. Louis MO. I lost, but it was fun.
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Steve Rosen
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carolrosen101@yahoo.com Ocala Florida Consultant Married 2 one one I graduated from the University of Southern California after which I received my Ph.D and law degree. My research on fossil man in the Himalayas was sponsored by the Fulbright program and the Leakey Foundation. Until I retired, I was a tenured professor and Vice-Provost at the University of Maryland. One of my more interesting activities was as a consultant to the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee Investigation into the assassination of President Kennedy. Since then I have been a private consultant.

My current interests are ancient Greek history, blues guitar and dogs. Sometimes I hang out with the former Carol Printz who runs our little book publishing business.


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Susan Rosenfield (Klein)
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skleinp@gmail.com West Nyack NY Retired teacher Married 2 2 Life is good for the most part. After high school, I spent 4 years at Washington University in St. Louis, graduated in 1965 and left for NYC on graduation day with friend Harriet Cooper Goitein to find teaching jobs in the East. I lived in Manhattan for 10 years. I worked as an elementary teacher in Englewood, NJ and later at Walden, a Manhattan private school. Received an MS in education and reading from Bank Street College. I was married for 9 years and then divorced. Later I married Laurence Pringle, a children's book author and moved to the suburbs of New York City where we live today. Larry had 3 kids when I met him. Somehow I convinced him to have more. We have 2 kids: Jesse who is 28 and an architecture grad student, and Rebecca who is 25 and a graduate student in social work.
I love being retired and keep involved by tutoring non English speaking adults, mentoring a group of at risk girls, attending classes at a life long learning collaborative, private tutoring, Book Club, and Zumba classes.
Best memories: Football games and that SW spirit, literary society (mine was Veda) contest night, great classes: loved Miss Guyer, world history teacher and her rhapsodies about the "Glory of Ancient Greece."

Worst: adolescent angst!
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Suzanne Rosenstock (Gellens)
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sgellens@flaeyc.org Tampa FL Executive Director of a Non-Profit Organization Widowed 2 3 - 12, 14, 16 1 I received my B.A. in Education and a M.S. in Special Education. I taught Deaf children for 10 years in Kansas, Tennessee, and St. Louis. I moved to Florida and taught preschool and kindergarten with typically developing children. I was the director of a nationally accredited preschool for 17 years and have been Executive Director of an organization for early childhood teachers for 15 years. I have written a book on Children's Brain development and it has sold over 7000 copies. I travel around Florida teaching preschool teachers on a variety of topics. I also present at state, regional, and national conferences. I have run an annual conference in Florida with 2500 in attendance for 20 years.
I was married to Paul Gellens for 38 years. We had 2 children. He died in 2001. I moved to Tampa from Sarasota 6 years ago to be near my children and 3 grandchildren.
Hard to remember. I remember acidentally calling a teacher, "Mother" and was teased about it for a long time. Best was standing on the stage and giving a performance from the Diary of Anne Frank for a contest and winning an award.
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Richard Rosenwald
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rrosenwald@kc.rr.com New York NY Personal Manager Divorced 1 One + One gestating One As a part of my wild and misspent youth, I spent 3 years partying at MU. My 4th & final year in Columbia was spent working for the University in one of their experiment station chemical labs so as to give me full-time nights & weekends to concentrate on my pre-grad major and minors.

A quick summary of the rest: Transferred to Washington University for the summer of '65, graduated in Jan. '67 with my BS while already working as an engineer for Granite City Steel Company. Back to school at night on my Masters at WU. Left my job with GCSC in June '68, to go back full-time on my MBA finishing in June '69.

Married my Stephens College sweetheart of 4+ years in Jan. '69 while she was touring with the National Company of Man of La Mancha with Jose Ferrer. Toured with her from June to September (Chicago, LA and SF) while she finished her contract ... which I had negotiated and renewed twice that year. After touring the west, we moved to NYC where I began my first job in investment management with US Trust Co of NY. Two years later it was back to banking with United Jersey Bank for another two years.

My first theatre job was a year with the N.Y. Shakespeare Fest. followed by a succession of jobs; House Manager for the Astor Place Theatre, Prod. Mgr. for Gene Frankel Theatre Workshop, Bus. Mgr. for BCI Casting and 2 years as an agent before opening my own personal management office in Jan. '81 representing actors and writers. Son Eric, born '72, married in '07, has provided me a granddaughter, Jordan, in Anaheim Hills, CA. Latest word out of California is that my granddaughter is going to have a brother or sister by next April.

Separation in '85, divorced '88. Returned to KC (part-time) 2001 to take care of my mother, who turned 95 in May, and I commute NYC/KC/LA regularly.

Clients include Golden Globe Best Actress and Oscar Best Actress nominees/winner. My ex is also a client and producer of two Broadway shows, LITTLE WOMEN and RAGTIME.
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Larry Rothman
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larroth@bellsouth.net Miami FL physician/gastroenterologist Married 2 2 1 After graduating Southwest, I attended Tulane for a year and roomed with Terry Passman. My parents were appalled at how much money I went through so I then transferred to KU which was by then my state school. Was fortunate enough to get accepted to medical school there and graduated in 1969. Spent a year internship in Chicago where I met Laurel and then back to KU for residency. We then decided to spend a couple of years in Miami where I did a Gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Miami. Although we had fully intended to move back to the Midwest, the lure of Miami proved too much and we have been here since. Still work full time (except nights and weekends) mostly in private practice, but still do some teaching and research.

Life had been very good. Married for 40+ years with 2 great kids and 2 irresistible grandsons.
Best memories are the friends I made and that my biggest worry seemed to be what I was going to do on Saturday night!

Worst memory was getting grounded by my parents for 6 weeks after getting a D (or was it an I?) in Ms. Anderson's Latin class.
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Sherry Ruskin
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sherryruskin@sbcglobal.net San Francisco CA Retired Single After Southwest, I went to Smith College where I majored in French. It was a good major, in that it enabled me to spend my Junior Year in Paris, but not so good in that no one could ever understand what I was saying (I was fluent, but unintelligible) and I had no idea what I would do with it after I graduated. Hoping to figure it out, I moved to Chicago with 3 roommates in 1965, spent a few months doing office work and glorying in the freedom of not being in school, getting a paycheck, and having a really good time. Then in the spring of 1966, I took an aptitude test with a big insurance company and voila! (I knew my French would come in handy some day), I became a programmer trainee. That was a perfect fit (doing puzzles all day) and the beginning of a long rewarding career I never could have planned for — computers and banking. Who would have thought? I was very lucky. In 1970 I moved to San Francisco. Here in California, I discovered hiking, fitness, yoga, — and walking up hills (I've never owned a car). I live right downtown and look out from my balcony onto San Francisco Bay. It's beautiful. I've traveled quite a bit, but wouldn't trade this for anyplace else in the world. I retired from Wells Fargo Bank on April 4, 2007 — serendipitously on the same day that David, my long-time significant other (aka "boyfriend"), became a grandfather — which made me an instant Grandma (another "Who would have thought?"), and brought a new love into my life — Athena, now 4 1/2 years old. I’m so glad you asked. I’ve been waiting 50 years to set the record straight – the best thing about Southwest was NOT the vanilla pudding in the cafeteria, despite the quote that Judy Kaufman used twice in her Trail profile of me (everything else in the article was true, and overall, it was very well-written, of course). The best thing was the exceptional education we got – the quality and dedication and personal interest of the teachers (especially for me, Miss Guyer and Miss Anderson) –and the lasting friendships I made. And while I’m being honest, the other thing I really liked about Southwest was that it let me be #1 – even though Lawrence deserved it.
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